I bought this writing table to use as a place to set up my laptop. There's room enough for it, a small lamp, 2 small PC speakers, a mug of pens/pencils, my mouse & pad, even my mug warmer and cup of coffee, with plenty of space leftover for jotting notes, thumbing through my log book, or any other light task. The drawer glides in and out smoothly and quietly, and has plenty of space for my notecards & envelopes & postage stamps, notepads, a few pens, a bottle of white-out, flash drives, USB lamp, sticky notes, and other small items. I'm quite content with this desk! It sits next to my bed in a wall corner, so it doubles as my bedside table. I absolutely love my writing table!